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Dewan Rakyat passes 2022 Budget

The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Supply Bill (Budget) 2022 at the committee stage with a majority voice vote.

The bill, which is the first budget under the government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, was passed after being debated at the committee stage for 13 days starting Nov 22.

The budget was tabled by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz on Oct 29 with the highest allocation ever of RM332.1 billion to implement various strategies and initiatives to prosper the people and stimulate a progressive and sustainable economy post – COVID – 19.

It was passed at the policy stage on Nov 18.

According to the Parliament calendar, the meeting of Dewan Rakyat will proceed tomorrow with the second reading of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2021, which aimed, among others to amend Article 1 of the Federal Constitution by replacing Clause 2 to say the states of the federation comprises: the states of Malaya namely Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor and Terengganu; and the Borneo states, Sabah and Sarawak.

– Bernama